The French Easter Bunny is a Hen!

In France there is no such thing as the Easter Bunny! Easter is depicted with a big fat hen and there are eggs, bells, and fish, but sorry no bunny! The French tradition of the Easter Bells dates back from the 7th Century when the Church had forbidden the ringing of bells from Holy Thursday until Easter Sunday to grieve Christ’s death and celebrate the Resurrection. Children eagerly awaited the return of the bells who flew in the sky with big wings adorned with multicolored ribbons delivering chocolate eggs symbol of life and renewal!  Happy Easter!

La tradition des cloches de Pâques prit naissance lorsque vers le VIIe siècle l’Eglise interdit de sonner les cloches en signe de deuil entre le Jeudi Saint et le Dimanche de Pâques pour commémorer le temps qui s’écoula entre la mort du Christ et la résurrection. Pour le voyage, les cloches se munissent d’une paire d’ailes, de rubans multicolores pour livrer les oeufs en chocolat symbole de vie et de renouveau au grand bonheur de tous! Joyeuses Pâques!

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